Literacy 3 class made stone soup.
Eman brought onions.
Others: celery, mushrooms,
tofu, tomato, parsley, pasta,
spices I couldn’t translate.
I brought 2 huge pots,
plenty of take-home containers.
I taught food words, cooking words,
It turned out pretty good-
one Asian, one Middle-Eastern.
After lunch, the pots were empty;
the take-home containers were empty.
“Where is the soup?” I asked.
“Will you take soup home for your family tonight?”
“Finished!” They laughed.
“Free! Students eat.”
They’d given it away.
“150 students?” I asked.
“Yes. Students happy lunch free school today!”
Pleased proud Literacy 3
taught me “community”.